September 2nd, 2018 at 4:07pm CST by Dallas Robinson
Listed below are the Sunday roster moves for the four AFC South teams. Following the 53-man roster cutdown deadline yesterday, many teams will make slight tweaks to their rosters, claiming players off waivers or signing guys who clear waivers. Those transactions for the Texans, Colts, Jaguars, and Titans are noted below.
Additionally, as of 12:00pm CT today, teams can begin constructing their 10-man practice squads. You can check out our glossary entry on practice squads to brush up on those changes, as well as all the other guidelines that govern the 10-man units, whose players practice with the team but aren’t eligible to suit up on Sundays.
Here are Sunday’s AFC South transactions, which will continue to be updated throughout the day:
Jack Mewhort‘s IR trip prompted the Colts to look outside the organization for help. They signed guard Isaiah Williams off the Chiefs‘ practice squad. Williams failed to make the Redskins’ roster out of camp in each of the past two summers but caught on with the Chiefs earlier this season. He’s yet to play in a regular-season game.
The Raiders will bring their 2016 third-round pick back to the active roster, re-signing linebacker Shilique Calhoun and placing cornerback Antonio Hamilton on IR, Scott Bair of CSNBayArea.com tweets. Hamilton underwent arthroscopic surgery to repair a torn meniscus. The second-year player played in four games this season for the Raiders, primarily as a special-teamer. Calhoun played in 10 Oakland games last season but landed on the team’s practice squad to start this campaign.
The 49ers promoted tight end Cole Hikutini to their active roster from the practice squad. A rookie UDFA out of Louisville, Hikutini’s resided in San Francisco’s practice squad since the preseason concluded. Hikutini will take NaVorro Bowman‘s roster spot.
The Texans cut safety Marcus Cromartie and replaced him with practice squad safety Kurtis Drummond, Mark Berman of Fox 26 tweets. Cromartie played the past three seasons as 49ers depth piece. Although Drummond played in four Houston games this season, the team cut him to make room for waiver claim Ben Heeney last week.
October 4th, 2017 at 7:18pm CST by Dallas Robinson
The Texans have claimed linebacker Ben Heeney off waivers from the Saints, according to veteran NFL reporter Adam Caplan (Twitter link). To create roster space, Houston has waived safety Kurtis Drummond.
Heeney, a fifth-round pick in 2015, appeared in 15 games for the Raiders during his rookie campaign but was placed on injured reserve early on in 2016. Waived by Oakland during final cutdowns earlier this year, Heeney latched on with the Saints’ practice squad. While he was promoted to New Orleans’ active roster for Week 4, Heeney wasn’t active for that contest against the Dolphins.
Drummond, meanwhile joined the Texans as an undrafted free agent out of Michigan State in 2015. Through two-plus years in the league, Drummond has appeared in nine games while spending most of his time on special teams. His 2016 season was lost to injury issues, as he spent the entire campaign on IR.
The Texans announced additional roster moves this afternoon, bringing their total count to 78 players on the roster. Here is a full rundown of all of their moves thus far today, including those disclosed earlier in the day: